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-class neighborhood in northern virginia, the president came down strongly on the side of middle income americans. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001/2003. >> reporter: but he was just as adamant about not extending the bush tax cuts for upper incomes. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: under the president's plan, the bush tax cuts would be extended permanently for couples making less than $250,000 a year and for individuals making less than $200,000. what does that mean for the middle-class? those earning between $50,000 and $75,000 would avoid a tax increase of more than $1,100 a year. those between $75,000 and $100,000 would avoid an increase of more than $1,800. but the wealthy would get hard. the 315,000 american households but the wealthy would get hit hard. the 315,000 american households that make more than a million dollars a year would see their tax bills rise on average by more than $100,000. house republican leader john boehner stunned members of both
gathering in northern virginia. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that went to 2001-2003. >> reporter: but he says we can't afford to extend tax cuts for families who earn more than $250,000 a year. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over -- over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: republican leaders say, we can't afford not to. >> no recovery will take place if we impose new taxes on the people we need to create jobs. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner suggested he might be willing to compromise, and vote for middle-class tax cuts, even if the wealthiest had to pay more. but in a new statement, he toed the party line. republicans are unified, he wrote on twitter, to boost our economy we need to stop all tax hikes and cut spending now. a recent cbs news poll found 56% of americans are in favor of getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy. a view that seems to favor the president's plan. but some democrats aren't so sure. >> i don't think raising taxes on any income group makes any sense right n
're right. i'm about 20 miles outside of washington, d.c. right now. virginia, a democratic state in 2008. president obama took it back, however, in 2009, t.j., we saw republicans take back the governorship. republicans are hoping to pick up a couple seats in this state in their quest for at least 39 seats. the number, t.j., that they need to take back the house of representatives. you're right i got to spend about a half hour with republican national committee chairman michael steele, t.j., as we grove out here, very interesting things to say to me. >> we have watched as this government has ignored the people. and has acted in a way in which they have dismissed, they have name called, and they have just put out of their minds what's important. what's important to america. well, guess what? we take the country back by firing pelosi. we take the country back by retiring harry reid. >> reporter: there you go. there's michael steele in washington, d.c. right before he left to head into virginia, t.j. let me tell you, a couple things he had to say to me on the way out here to fairfax, 20 mime
and take the first leg of this bus. they're heading into virginia, and as our viewers know, virginia was a blue state in 2008, president obama won it. however, in 2009, republicans took back the governorship. they feel they can win some democratic seats in virginia. >> thank you so much here's a look at results from other big races. the nation's capital now on track for a new mayor. adrian fenty lost his democratic primary chair to vincent gray, and in new hampshire to close to call. ovide lamontagne is claiming to be the only true conservative. kelly ayotte is endorsed by sarah palin. for all of our political news, go to our website, cnnpolitics.com. >>> there might be more bad news for the gulf of mexico. one scientist says she's discovered oil on the sea floor miles away from the deepwater horizon site. we'll take a closer look at what that means. >>> plus, coming um, hurricane season if it ended today, we'd have a pretty normal season. unfortunately we are only about halfway done. the latest on the storms in atlantic coming up in your forecast. on drirstched!" gecko water bottle.
in california, meg whitman, carly fiorina, kelly ayotte in new hampshire, bob mcdonnell in virginia, chris christie in new jersey, scott massachusetts. all these new candidates have one thing in common. they're outsiders. they're fresh faces and they don't want to grow washington's economy, they want to grow america's economy. they want to stop taking money out of the american people's economy and sending it to washington. >> let me make something clear. >> the tea party is the easiest part to focus on because it's got the brightest feathers and most colorful, but it's much bigger than that. that's why republicans are probably going to gain something like 52, 53 seats. >> i could not agree with you more. >> ask americans about keynesianism being dead, they're voting on it this election. >> i could not agree with you more about growing private sector job creation versus government, and that is what smart politics is all about. what i'm saying is the policies coming out of the tea party are so disassociated from reality. in terms of what it takes to do it. if you sit down with meg whitman, b
with families in virginia to push the same message he tried to drive home during a news conference on friday. >> middle class, middle class families, middle class, middle class families, middle class families, middle class tax relief, middle class tax cut. middle class, middle class families, middle class families climb into the middle class. >> nbc's mike viqueira is live at the wte house. i think i'm pretty clear who the president is targeting here. what do you think? >> john boehner. it you're absolute right. it's the middle class, not uncommon for a president. remember president clinton's bridge to the 21st century? all about the mile class. the president talking time and timegain how he has cut taxes for the middle class. it all comes down to the election. this is the contempt which the president is speaking now. you saw him kick off the campaign season last labor day withthat stemwinder of a speech out in mock taking republicans to task and republicans now threateninthe democratic majorities certainly in the house, if not the senate. you're going to see this heightened rhetoric from no
of virginia is the house minority whip. kevin mccarthy of california is deputy whip, and paul ryan of wisconsin is the ranking member on the house budget committee, and together they have written a new book "the young guns, a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the belle book, i want to talk about the delaware primary. kelly just pointed on social issues that may not sit well with swing voters. castle has said if o'donnell wins today, this primary, then the republicans will lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country is obviously people are very upset with washington. they're tired of politicians who make promise that is they just can't keep. so we are seeing across the country some very active primaries. you know, what we have done here is we have gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort inรง search candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle that if o'donnell wins that, in fact,
say that at that backyard in northern virginia yesterday. you know, he said that -- i'm in this wrestling match with john boehner, but boehner was the one who came out on sunday sounding like he was ready to make a deal. are we making a deal? or are we having a wrestling match here? it's interesting to hear the president come out and say that. couldn't the minority leader argue he was simply trying to govern? >> no, certainly -- certainly he could argue that. and what you will hear from his aides is that he was trying to undercut a white house argument that obviously they were fearful was taking hold. and that is that republicans are holding tax cuts for the middle class hostage for tax cuts for the wealthy. but what you're hearing from republicans sources on this is that perhaps boehner tipped his hand a little too soon. that this was something he could've held out on as they argue for this. obviously in the house, the republicans don't have a whole lot of control about what's going to pass. and there are a lot of democrats who, you know, feel the way republicans do a
of the house, republan congressma eric cantor of virginia is the house minority whip, kevin mccar ty, the deputy whip, and the ranking member of the house and budget committee. together, they have written a new book, "young guns -- a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the book, i want to talk about the primary. mike castle, the moderate versus christine o'donnell, the tea party candidate whose views as kelly pointed out on social issues may not sit well with swing voters. the republicans may lose the se in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country, obviously people are upset with washington. they're tired of politicians that make proses they jt can't keep. what we're seeing across the country some active primaries. and, you know, what we have done here is we've gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort in search of candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle? if o'donnell wins and in fact the republ
do tuesday's primary results mean for democrats? former virginia governor tim kaine is the chairman of the democratic national committee. governor kaine, good morning to you. >> good to be with you, meredith. >> good to have you here. christine o'donnell wins in delaware and it is the democrats who are grinning ear to ear, in part because so many analysts say she cannot win a general election. what does her win mean for the democratic party? >> i think that's part of it. that we have a chance to win a race that was going to be extremely difficult for us to win, and now we feel like we have a super chance to win with chris coons. the other thing i think it shows is the deep civil war that's going on in the republican party. i think the message is, moderates aren't welcome. moderates keep out. mike castle, a classic moderate republican who had been governor and a nine-term congressman rejected, that means the moderate and independent voters are going to have to look really hard -- >> or it shows that you are underestimating the tea party and tea party candidates? >> well, we're going
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